Wängbär | Hoof Hearted Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoof Hearted Brewing
Ohio, United States
hoofheartedbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by xdefeatsy on 12-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,056
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
151
pDev:
8.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
33
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Attempting the impossible, the brewers at Hoof Hearted weave together the flavors of heavy oats, tropical hops, citrus hops and a strong barley counterpart with an imperial IPA of the highest difficulty. Subtlety is not its strong suit.

Wangbar pours with the appearance of heavy creamed eggnog with a butter hued creaminess. A slow froth separates from the beer with a lathery meringue. A radiant perfume wafts over the senses with waves of tropical, citrus, herb and melon.. But to taste, its the creamy and subtle cereal character of the beer that sings a pastry and key lime sweet tune.

And as the hops blossom on the middle palate, the citrus flavors of lemon, white grapefruit and tangy oranges radiate from the hops. A slowly receding malt gesture allows the hops to tighten and become more earthy, spicy and bitter on the finish. Laces with the succulent tang of mango, passionfruit, pineapple and apricot, a creamsicle culmination comes to mind, but with the grassy, piney and herbal bitterness that's somewhat cannabis-like.

Medium bodied and dangerously drinkable, the beer goes down really easy. Its spicy bitterness comes with a sense of pine needles, botanical grasses, lemongrass and hemp. Spicy resins tease the finish with a crisp and clean finish of pleasantly grassy sherbet and slight hit of vodka spice on the after palate.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JCaweinstein
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhlosito75
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmalo
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a pale hazy grapefruit rind color with a thin finger-ed white foamy head that dissipated nicely. Semi-sticky lacing clings on one side of the glass. The smell takes in subtle danky onion laying down a dry bitter to sweet oaty take over some sweet citrus pulp. The taste was basically the same bringing about the bitterness a bit stronger in the citrus. Definitely a dry bitter aftertaste and really dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable feel to it. Leans probably more towards a sipping feel. Bitterness feels good. Overall, its a pretty good DIPA, definitely a dry one. I could see myself coming back to this.

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3.18/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can purchased from Taco Tonto's in Kent for $7. From latest release on 23APR2017.

Opaque, pineapple colored elixir poured into DFH chalice. Large bright white head of foam settles to a thick rim. Lacing everywhere along the vessel.

Fresh tropical fruits (kiwi, mango, pineapple--the pineapple predominates), a whiff of cotton candy comes through.

Tropical fruit, pine, spice flavors with a nice, lingering bitterness.

Medium body, nicely carbonated. The alcohol is subtle considering the abv.

There is a lot of promise in the nose but the tropical hop flavor is somewhat muted by the oats. Still a nice DIPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NMA
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can to oversized DFH snifter
approx 40 - 45 degrees

Classic HHB look

Tropical hoppy aroma

Tropical taste, some funk, HEAVY oatmeal mouthfeel balanced by medium heavy bitterness!

Smooth and creamy with bitter/tropical finish

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Photo of Mattwanek
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Wängbär from Hoof Hearted Brewing
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 151 ratings